No matter what’s going on in the world, we can always look for trends to give us a taste of the tropics. Constantly evolving and always adapting to meet new needs, trends reflect our times, but they can also signal a new beginning — especially when it comes to the beauty industry. . So, in honor of the most exciting season for embracing new styles, we tapped a series of world-renowned beauty experts to identify the top trends for spring 2022.
To cover the beauty side at its best, we’ve divided this story into four categories: nails, hair, makeup, and skin care. Whether you’re looking for a major aesthetic change or a few minor tweaks to keep things fresh, the following trends will guide you in the right direction — guaranteed.
Featured image of Michelle Nash.
Spring beauty trends 2022: Nails
Now that trips to the salon — and trips in general — feel more viable than they have years ago, it’s time to update your tips. From candy-coated pastels to modern French manicures, let your numbers make a statement this spring.
For content guidance, we reached out to professional manicurist Hang Nguyen (aka @TheHangEdit), celebrity manicurist Michelle Saunders and celebrity nail artist Emi Kudi.
Soft pastel colors
- “We’ll still see the milky white that was once popular, but this year it’s softer and more subtle, think ‘Oat Latte’ or ‘Malt Shake.’ ‘- Saunders
- “I think pastel colors are going to be the top trend for spring. As for the design, we’ll continue to see fun negative space interfaces playing on a modern version of French. Also, floral designs with fun and bright pastel colors will be another interesting trend.” – Original
- “Spring 2022 nail art is at an all-time high. I think it could get high as nail salons reopen and we can bring all of our Pinterest-worthy screenshots to our local manicurist. ” – Saunders
- “I see floral designs with fresh spring colors being popular this spring. It can be hand painted floral details or graphic flowers with dots and bright spring colors.” – Kudo
- I see the “French spike” moving around the base: to the sides, back and center for a modern twist.” – Saunders
- “Combinations of two or three opposing colors — like pink, yellow, and blue — will also be popular this spring.” – Kudo
- “Greens will also be popular but will be more subdued with earthy tones than the vivid Bottega greens, popular in 2021.” – Kudo
- “I am seeing combinations of neutrals and bright colors in the realm of delicate nail art. – Saunders
- “I started seeing requests coming in for all shades of purple – from purple to purplish.” – Saunders
Spring 2022 beauty trends: Hair
There’s a reason why hair is one of the first places people notice when they want a change. Nothing refreshes your look like a clean or shiny new color. To guide you and your hair in the right direction this spring, we tapped celebrity hairstylists Wendy Iles (founder of Iles Formula) and Beau Bollinger, owner of Hairstory Dallas.
Natural, nourished hair
Both Bollinger and Iles follow a particular trend during the pandemic: clients are looking to go completely natural. “This trend has not only shifted to hair texture, but a large portion of women favor their natural hair color, even accepting gray hair instead of the required chemical colors,” adds Iles. “I totally agree with all of that.”
Switching to God-given colors does not mean the end of color treatments — they can be considered more. “There is an art to enhancing color while staying close to something more natural,” explains Bollinger. “But the end result gives the hair a break from the chemicals and allows clients to last longer between appointments.”
And though easy-to-maintain cuts are having a bit of a leeway, Bollinger notes that special moments of styling (like a proper haircut) are making a comeback. “At the salon, I find it refreshing to finish my hair with a slightly more polished look,” he adds. “It’s like a special treat.”
Know your accessories
Active springs mean hairpins for a quick bun and light-colored clips to keep strands loose. This year, however, Iles believes there will be a greater focus on quality when it comes to accessories. “Customers today are completely focused on quality hair care and I believe they will buy luxurious hair accessories,” adds the celebrity stylist.
Spring 2022 beauty trends: Makeup
The spring months are the best and most exciting time to experiment with makeup. Emerging from the dreary winters with vibrant colors and minimalist “succulent” skin with the help of our experts: makeup artist and beautician Shannon Pezzetta and artist Famous makeup artist Vanessa Scali.
Expression in bold
“Two years into COVID and we all feel pretty limited,” says Scali. “The result is a few bold beauty expressions. Vibrant colors on cheeks (color pleating), graphic shapes on eyes (double liner), and super natural high gloss and transparent makeup. I think the neon color and some pastels will add a new touch to the eyes. Also, I feel lip art will become a success.”
Barely There Foundation
“Despite those vivid expressions, I think the mainstream minimalism will persist,” says Scali. “Look for foundations and foundations that are just enough to help improve skin tone and give it a clean, succulent look. They can also provide skin care benefits like hydration, SPF, and anti-aging ingredients.”
Emerging brands to watch
“I love the Makeup by Mario line. He has blushers that I love,” says Pezzetta. “Also, Danessa Myricks Beauty has this amazing cheek and lip cream in 34 different shades.”
2022 Spring beauty trends: Skin care
While a tried-and-true skincare routine is timeless, there’s always room for experimentation, especially when it’s backed by science, sustainably focused, and streamlined for ease of use. presently.
For a guide on what to invest in, we tapped a panel of experts: celebrity facialists Joanna Vargas; Founder Vintner Daughter April Gargiulo; board certified dermatologist and dermatological surgeon Dr. Heather Rogers; Kacey Booneesthetician and owner of Glow Skincare Studio; Dr. Nancy Samolitisa board-certified dermatologist and owner/co-founder of Facile Dermatology + Boutique; Dr. Shuting Hucosmetic chemist and founder of Acaderma, and Dr. Carlos Charlesboard-certified dermatologist and co-founder of 4.5.6 Skin.
Simple but effective
Many experts, including Dr. Samolitis, Gargiulo and Dr. Charles, have noted a return to a simpler, more streamlined skin care routine that focuses on effective ingredients. “People are realizing that the old adage less is better can make a huge difference,” adds Gargiulo. “We are waking up to the reality that more for good is not serving us or our world.”
Dr. Charles takes this trend further. “I predict that the skincare industry will be more transparent about the quality of ingredients, the manufacturing process, and the overall value of products as consumers will be more open to investing in brands. manufactured brand.”
Enthusiasts of eco-friendly products will begin to look at more than formulas. “Finding more sustainable and earth-friendly packaging options, such as recyclable packaging or post-consumer recycled plastic will be a priority for most consumers,” said Dr. Hu. used in the market”.
Stock up on supplements
For Dr. Rogers, skin care goes beyond the surface. “We will continue to see the role of supplements expand in skin care, including taking more collagen and vitamin C to keep skin, hair and nails looking their best, and anti-aging supplements. Antioxidants are designed to protect against photoaging,” explains the board-certified dermatologist.
Concern about prebiotics, probiotics, and our skin’s microbiome is going nowhere. “The internal/external connection to skin health and gut health will continue to be important in how we take care of ourselves this year,” says Vargas.
“Our gut microbiome will be the star of 2022 as it governs our immunity, sensitivities and general health. We will see more probiotic supplements and smoothies in the new year.”
The Power of Prevention
“The broader use of daily sunscreen, along with previous “modifications” — small-dose Botox and fillers — will become a staple of 20-year-olds and 20-somethings’ skin care regimens. 30 as a way to prevent signs of sun damage,” Dr. Rogers explained. “Remember, up to 90% of visible changes in skin commonly attributed to aging are caused by the sun, so daily sunscreen is paramount!”
Los Angeles-based esthetician Kacey Boone has noticed centuries-old treatments, such as Gua Sha, reflexology, facial massage, facial cupping and sound therapy becoming popular in treatment rooms her material and more. “I think we will focus more and more on holistic skin care and ancient rituals that are not only great for our skin but also our overall health,” adds Boone.